Visiting a former house of shame

As one of the social events of the European Group in Oslo - we invite the conference participants to a visit to Villa Grande.

Villa Grande at Bygdøy. Photo: wiki commons

At one time the residence of Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling - Villa Grande is now the home for the The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities.

The Norwegian chapter in the history of Holocaust plays a key role in the Center's activities. The Norwegian story is placed in its wider European context. The history of - and current forms of anti-semitism are important components of the Center's activities.

The Center furthermore incorporates studies of genocide and violations of human rights.Villa Grande has a modern exhibition on the Holocaust. Images, sounds, film, items and text documents the genocide on the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State’s mass murder and persecution of other peoples and minorities. The visitors will meet with the researchers who will both guide them through the exhibit and answer questions.

There will also be served a light meal in the garden.

After the programme is finished we will travel together to Asylet where other participants of the conference will also meet up, have a drink, listen to music and continue the discussions.

Published June 22, 2013 11:52 PM - Last modified June 24, 2013 12:57 PM